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Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1114

Scope and Contents

Seven letters to Frank E. Stevens regarding Lincoln and the Black Hawk War. Discussing the route that Lincoln's company traveled and asking Stevenson's help in clarifying. Several references to Governor Emmerson and George Dixon, president of the Illinois Historical Society, and his mishandling of the "Commission". One letter from Charles G. Davis with notes on changes for Oakleaf's manuscript. Two letters to Stevens from Joseph L. Oakleaf after his father's death re: the manuscript.


  • Created: May 10 - July 17, 1930


Biographical / Historical

Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf was a lawyer in Moline, Illinois in practice with his son Joseph L., as well as a Lincoln biographer.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 10 letters

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